South Africa to Broaden Vaccine Rollout With Pfizer Doses Monday

Rkootknir

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Thanks, a mere 16% ... better than nothing, but by the time (if ever) a substantial fraction of our population is fully vaccinated no doubt there will be need for new vaccination(s) due to variants and/or booster shots ( within next 6 months).

A possible never ending catch up game...
It was 23% of adults at the end of last week. Currently SA is fully vaccinating about 700k people per week. If it can be kept up we'll reach around 50% of adults fully vaccinated by mid-Jan 2022.

 
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Thanks, a mere 16% ... better than nothing, but by the time (if ever) a substantial fraction of our population is fully vaccinated no doubt there will be need for new vaccination(s) due to variants and/or booster shots ( within next 6 months).

A possible never ending catch up game...
Is that 16% of adults ? Of kids included
 

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Is that 16% of adults ? Of kids included
Doesn't say.

I would assume majority adults, not even sure government has ok'ed vaccine for under 18s( if that's your interpretation of kids/adolescents) ... someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

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1 https://www.news24.com/amp/news24/s...dren-over-the-age-of-12-on-the-cards-20210918

2. https://www.news24.com/news24/south...hildren-might-be-available-next-year-20210910

"South Africa has opened Covid-19 vaccinations to people over the age of 18, but currently does not accept children and adolescents in its vaccine programme."
 
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Thanks, a mere 16% ... better than nothing, but by the time (if ever) a substantial fraction of our population is fully vaccinated no doubt there will be need for new vaccination(s) due to variants and/or booster shots ( within next 6 months).

A possible never ending catch up game...

It's a bit better than 16% as Google's figure is as a percentage of population. It's 23.7% of all adults.

 

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So we're getting close to a quarter of the population. Not too long ago we were doing a million every four working days. Too bad the rate dropped so precipitously.
 

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We breached 21 million shots yesterday. Sadly the 7 day average is still declining, only averaged 158 746 yesterday.

Let's hope that the 12 to 17 group pumps up our numbers.
 

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@cr@zydude - no updates since Friday? It has not been 2 years since Pfizer shot man - don't do this. :ROFL:

We have picked up a bit, averaging 163 033 now.

I am still alive and all of my body parts work as normal. My electronic devices do stop working for 2 hours each day, but I don't think that Pfizer messed up the electricity grid.
 

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203 061 new vaccinations were reported yesterday. The 7 day average decreased to 161 532.
 

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165 441 new vaccinations were reported yesterday. The 7 day average decreased to 121 168.
 

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All the keen people have done their vaccinations and currently, there is very little incentive to get vaccinated if you are ambivalent about it.

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This with our low vaccine rates? Yet no one seems to be talking about it, for the last 3 weeks our numbers for positivity rate have been really, really low.
 
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